Immure Definition

immured, immures, immuring
immured, immures, immuring
To shut up within or as within walls; imprison, confine, or seclude.
Webster's New World
To build into a wall.
Immure a shrine.
American Heritage
To entomb in a wall.
Webster's New World

(crystallography and geology, of a growing crystal) To trap or capture (an impurity); chiefly in the participial adjective immured and gerund or gerundial noun immuring.


(obsolete) A wall; an enclosure.


Origin of Immure

  • From Middle French emmurer, from Old French, from Latin immurare, from im, combining variant of in (“in”), + mūrus (“wall”).

    From Wiktionary

  • Medieval Latin immūrāre Latin in- in in–2 Latin mūrus wall

    From American Heritage Dictionary of the English Language, 5th Edition

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